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Promising Practices in Transition: Results of Multi-Year, Multi-Site Study

This archived webinar describes a longitudinal multisite evaluation of the Bridges Program, a highly standardized and manualized program providing career counseling and paid supported employment during the last year of high school to youth with disabilities electing the program.  Sample

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Posted in Employment outcome data, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

A Guide to Preparing Your Child With a Disability for Life Beyond High School, Minnesota Secondary Transition Toolkit for Families

This guide provides detailed, comprehensive information and encouragement for parents in Minnesota on the process of planning for transition from high school for students with disabilities.  It describes how they as parents can effectively participate in that process.  Of interest,

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Services to Help Young Adults with I/DD Achieve Employment Outcomes

This matrix provides an overview of service options for Illinois parents of youth with I/DD who will be transitioning from high school with employment as a goal.  For each agency that provides services (in Illinois, public school district Secondary Transition

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State Perspectives on Using the Guideposts for Success – South Carolina

This brief describes how the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (SCVRD) uses the Guideposts framework to define, develop and track its youth transition services and programs throughout the state.  In a demonstration project funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration, SCVRD

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Posted in Interagency collaboration and partnership, Memorandums of Understanding, Performance measurement and data management, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools

State Perspectives on Using the Guideposts for Success — Maryland

This brief describes the pilot of a transition services model implemented in Maryland, The Maryland Seamless Transition Collaborative, that draws from the research-based Guidepost for Success framework composed of five areas shown to be components of transition services correlated with

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Posted in Career preparation and work-based learning, Family Involvement, Interagency collaboration and partnership, Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools, Youth development and leadership

Road to Reform

This report describes New York State’s reform initiative to achieve a system-wide transformation in its treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Goals include achieving more person-centered service planning and improving personal and system-wide outcomes, with individuals living in the most

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Posted in Funding mechanisms, Performance measurement and data management, Service planning and coordination, Services and service innovations, Strategic goals and operating policies

Review of Employment Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Comprehensive Review of the State-of-the-Field from 1996-2011

This report provides an (1) an overview of the history and federal legislation relevant to delivery of employment services to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and (2) a review of the empirical literature on these services.  The review of

Posted in Employment outcome data, Funding mechanisms, Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, State level goals, Strategic goals and operating policies

Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to Transition and Participate in Postsecondary Education, Transcript of NCSET Conference Call Presentation, National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

Transcript of 2004 teleconference on the participation of students, 18-21, with intellectual disabilities in programs on postsecondary education sites.  Describes various program models and emerging benefits and challenges. Citation: Stodden, R., et al. (2004). Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities to

Posted in Post-secondary Education, Services and service innovations

Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Critical Review of the State of Knowledge and a Taxonomy to Guide Future Research

This research brief addresses inconsistencies and lack of clarity that limit the development of a knowledge base on the impacts of postsecondary education programs on participating individuals with IDD.  It develops an organizational framework for understanding the characteristics of programs

Posted in Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations

Worksupport.com Who We Are

This website describes the Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center and provides links to projects including Innovative Transition Practices, Post High Experience, and The Center on Transition to Employment for Youth with Disabilities. Citation: Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation

Posted in Post-secondary Education, Research and evaluation reports, Services and service innovations, Transition planning in schools
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